Chance the Rapper and Words from Black Theologian James Cone June 4, 2020 In Around the World James H. Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree is next on my to-read list. “To hear that word applied to Jesus is shocking, first because the cross has been sanitized in our imagination and turned into a religious symbol. We don’t often think of it as an act of mob violence supported by government and religious authorities.“— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2020 Twice in the book of Acts, the apostolic preachers say that Jesus was “hanged on a tree,” and Paul takes the old law that says anyone hanging on a tree is cursed to make the point that Jesus bore the curse for us. But it never crossed our minds that Jesus was like “strange fruit”— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2020 “Both the cross and the lynching tree were symbols of terror, instruments of torture and execution, reserved primarily for slaves, criminals, and insurrectionists—the lowest of the low in society.”— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2020 These words are from an article in Block Island Times by Steve Hollaway and quotes the Black Theologist Dr. James Cone. Heres the full read: https://t.co/f11lWXfOvO— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) June 3, 2020 Share this:FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPocketPrint Related #christianity #racism Free Just Mercy Movie Rental So You Want to Talk About Race Talk to me, Goose. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related Posts The Stealthy Starbucks Upcoming Travel Schedule How did it go in? San Francisco getting fat?